West Tokyo Union Church Weekly Â Â Sunday, September 27, 2015 Â Â
Pastor:Â Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill Â Â firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 AM – Adult SUNDAY SCHOOL and Multigenerational SUNDAY SCHOOL
11:00 AM – WORSHIP
FELLOWSHIP TIME: after the service
Sunday, September 27th
– 9:30 AM Adult Sunday School with Dr. Toshi Sasao facilitating in the Upper Room. 9:30 AM Multigenerational Sunday School in the cafeteria with Pastor Teresa facilitating – all are welcome!
– During the 11 AM worship, Weng Kong Loh, Japan Baptist Fellowship Mission Worker, will bring the sermon â€œA Beautiful Thingâ€ from Matthew 26:6-13.Â Following our worship will be a Fellowship time.
Art by He Qi
About the preacher – Jaine and I joined the staff of Cru Singapore in 1990. We came to Japan in 1994, where we have since served in campus ministry, as well as work with churches and organizations. Â We developed outreach tools like the Christmas CD, World Cup related tools & the manga, ‘The Searchâ€™. We are now Japan Baptist Fellowship Mission Workers and will work with the Innovative Ministry Team. My family, including our daughters, Josephine (a student at Calvin College) and Angela (a student at CAJ), enjoy the simple things of life, and food like ramen, chocolate & nuts. Â Â
A prayer reflection on (Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50 and John 12:1-8)Â where Mary anoints Jesusâ€™ feet with perfume.
we have preserved our joy in manna jarsÂ for the long winter of despair,
storing them in the dark corners of our souls, we have forgotten its gritty taste;
we have put a tight lid on our joy,Â and put it in the back of the pantry,
we have forgotten how it can tickle our noses;
we are so busy prattling pious platitudes
about the poor, the least, the lost,
Â we ignore your words which anoint the as your children;
we have put up the shutters and storm doors
to keep your future from sneaking in,
Â we have missed the sweet breeze carrying your hope to us;
we are who we are, restore us, Holy Grace,
and make us a fragrant offering to the world.
~ Copyright Â© Thom M. Shuman. Posted on Prayers4Today.Â http://prayersfortoday.blogspot.ca/
Little Kids:Â Sara will be teaching on Cain and Abel.
MS/HS: Youth Group Sunday, the 27th fromÂ 5pm; Bible Study and Quilting.
Confirmation class, Monday September 28th, 6:30-8:00pm at the Bennett`s home, Pastor Teresa is teaching. If your family is interested in joining in, please talk with Pastor Teresa.
Next Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School classes will be October 11th.
We are looking for someone desiring to serve WTUC next year (2015-6) posting to the website and sending out the emailing – if you are interested, please talk withÂ Â Pastor Teresa, or email@example.com
Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events
September 27thÂ Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Â Â
Weng Kong Loh (Japan Baptist Fellowship Mission Worker) preaching Â Â
October 4thÂ Â World Communion Sunday, Pastor Teresa preaching
October 11th Â Â Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Pastor Teresa preaching
October 18th Â Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching, Communion and Healing prayers
October 25th Â Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Jon Winter (SEND Mission Worker) preaching
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!!Â
We have Multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Who is welcome? All ages. We willÂ be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.Â At the same time, typically the Sacks host the Adult Sunday School, also at 9:30 am in their living room. The method used is the, â€œSwedish Bible study method,â€ interacting withÂ the texts for the service through our own life experiences. Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary.Â Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy! (At times Adult Sunday School is held in the Upper Room, on the 2nd floor above the Sanctuary.) All are welcome. Need more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org any time = ) 2015 Sunday School schedule:Â 9/27, 10 /11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/13
Â *Questions or concerns?Â Feel free to email email@example.com anytime.
Â *Please enjoy and refer our website https://wtuc.net/ and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others.Â Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastor Teresa and/or Steering Committee. If you’d like to be added to the WTUC church email list, please contact Pastor Teresa.
Â *If interested in joining the WTUC Prayer Chain, let Pastor Teresa or Prayer Chain Coordinator, Kayo Ozawa, know of your interest. Please submit prayers to firstname.lastname@example.org or Kayo Ozawa.
Â *Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or Jill. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Interested in baptism, membership or confirmation classes, please contact Pastor Teresa.
Sermon texts – Matthew 26:6-13
The Anointing at Bethany – 6 Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. 8 But when the disciples saw it, they were angry and said, â€œWhy this waste? 9 For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.â€ 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, â€œWhy do you trouble the woman? She has performed a good service for me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.â€